Why Redundant Systems Aren’t Always Redundant
Speaker: Chris Jackson
Redundancy has continually proven to not always be redundant. Whether it be the Fukushima nuclear power plant or United Airlines Flight 232, additional components or subsystems that are supposed to take over when others have failed don’t always work. Why is that? There are quite a few reasons … many of which we already know about. But time and time again, otherwise smart people choose to ignore what we know about how to REALLY make things redundant in order to save costs, save thinking, or otherwise confuse efforts with outcomes. In this webinar, we will look at how redundancy is described in textbooks … and how it can go wrong in the real world.
This Accendo Reliability webinar was originally broadcast on 22 November 2022.
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